2017 Payments Landscape

Technology continues to make payments more frictionless, which is reflected in the growth of both contactless and mobile payments. We are going to see significant penetration of Apple, Android and Samsung Pay in the months ahead. Businesses have also told us that offering a range of payment methods allows them increased access to a wider customer base – which, put simply, means more business. What right-minded company wouldn’t want to take advantage of that?*

The rise and rise of mobile
76% of UK adults now own a smartphone, according to Deloitte’s Mobile Consumer Survey 2015. UK consumers, collectively, look at their smartphones over a billion times a day and the proportion of 4G users has jumped from 8% to 25% in the last year.*

Contactless goes Mainstream
As reported in last year’s Sage Payments Landscape Report, contactless is going from strength to strength in the UK, with contactless payments the preferred payment method among an increasing number of customers. In 2015, 9% of consumers rated it highly, while in 2016 this number grew to 14%. Thirty-eight percent of consumers now say they regularly carry this payment option with them.*

SCT’s IMACD Services
SCT have completed many IMACD (Installation, Move, Add, Change, Disposal) rollout of Services on Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) and Chip & Pin devices throughout Ireland. One project consisted of 2,000 Chip & Pin devices implemented by our Dedicated Projects team. All SCT projects are project managed by PMI certified managers.

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For information on SCT’s Partner’s Mobile Payments products and SCT’s rollout (IMACD) Services contact Jim Murphy on 01-5241389 or

Best Regards,

Jim Murphy
SCT – Driven by Quality

*Source of Articles – SagePay & Deloitte

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